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Anchor Packing Company

Workers Exposed to Asbestos

This Canadian company got its start in 1909. Between 1917 and 1935, the company manufactured a wide range of packing materials. Anchor witnessed an expansion in production from 1939 until 1945, during wartime. Finally, Anchor became a subsidiary of Garlock in 1987, a phase that lasted until 1993 when the company put a stop to its operations. Anchor produced and distributed materials containing asbestos that were mostly used by the people working in industrial settings like refineries and shipyards.

If You Were Employed at Anchor Packing Company, We Advise You to Keep a Close Eye on Your Health

Since Anchor Packing Company, which specialized in manufacturing and distributing industrial sealing products, made use of tremendous amounts of asbestos before 1980, exposure to carcinogenic fibers was inevitable. Asbestos represents a health hazard only when fibers become airborne. Once they reach the inside of the body, asbestos fibers will slowly irritate the tissue of the organ they attach themselves to, which may, over several decades, result in a terrible disease. While lung disease is the most widespread among victims of asbestos exposure, other forms of cancer occur as well, such as esophageal and colorectal. Because the majority of people do not experience symptoms until their disease becomes very severe, the prognosis of most asbestos victims is usually unfavorable.

Undergoing annual screenings is crucial if you held down a job at Anchor Packing Company while they were employing asbestos. A simple chest X-ray can reveal the asbestos fibers in your lungs, as well as the extent to which they have damaged the organs. To promote timely diagnosis, our medical specialists provide asbestos screenings free of charge to former Anchor Packing Company workers. You only have to send in your most recent chest X-ray and they will carefully examine it. In the regrettable event you receive a diagnosis, our lawyers, who have been assisting victims of occupational asbestos exposure since 1990, will help you recover fair compensation for your injury.

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The Family Members of Former Anchor Packing Company Employees Are Prone to Lung Disease, Too

Due to lack of adequate industrial hygiene, secondary asbestos exposure was a frequent occurrence among the family members of Anchor Packing Company workers. For this reason, if you shared a living space with a person who was employed at this company during the last century, you should closely monitor your health, as you are also susceptible to lung disease and cancer. It is estimated that 10% of people who struggle with asbestos-related diseases fell ill because of secondary exposure. There are numerous ways in which secondary exposure would take place in the households of workers, such as when women shook out their husbands’ asbestos-laden clothes before doing the laundry. Toxic fibers would thereby be released in the air, which anyone in close proximity could inhale.

If you inhabited the same house as someone who was employed at Anchor Packing Company before 1980 and are now suffering from a disease which might have been caused by secondary exposure, we strongly advise you to take legal action. With the assistance of our lawyers, you can easily recover the compensation you deserve from the liable party. So far, our law firm has helped over 200,000 asbestos victims and we are confident we will achieve the most satisfactory results for you as well. The only documents you need to bring are the employment records of the asbestos worker in question and your medical records as proof of asbestos exposure and, respectively, diagnosis. Afterwards, our lawyers will promptly take over your case. For additional information, please feel free to give us a call and we will thoroughly answer all your questions.